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The Point Blog Archives for 2021-01

Spend Valentine's Day with a Pearl Jam Concert and...Caramels

Eddie Vedder has your entire Valentine's Day planned.


Not only is Pearl Jam streaming their August 10th, 2018 show from Seattle's Safeco Field between February 12th and 16th on nugs.net, the band has created a box of homemade chocolate caramels in a collaboration with Seattle's Theo Chocolate.


The box of chocolate caramels comes in three flavors - apple cider dark chocolate caramel, coffee milk chocolate caramel, and salted vanilla dark chocolate caramel.


There's an even sweeter side to Pearl Jam's Home Shows Caramel Collection.  Proceeds from the sales of the chocolate caramel's will benefit the band's Vitalogy Foundation.  Grab a box at Pearl Jam's website.

 

 

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Final 'Jeopardy!' Episode With Alex Trebek Draws 14 Million Viewers

On January, 8 during Alex Trebek's final episode as host, producers shared a touching tribute to Trebek’s 36 years on the beloved show. 


Turns out that episode brought in some big numbers!


Trebek’s last Jeopardy! telecast averaged 14 million total viewers. That marks the show’s largest audience and highest HH rating since James Holzhauer’s remarkable streak wrapped up on June 3, 2019.


Other than the tribute, there are no goodbye speeches to end the show from Trebek, he simply says, “We’ll see you next time.”


Following the episode’s airing, Trebek’s eldest daughter, Nicky Trebek, paid tribute on Instagram saying:
"Jeopardy! Forever" adding, "You were extraordinary!!!"         
Moving forward, no official host has been named only the temporary ones. Champ Ken Jennings and Katie Couric.

 

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The Rolling Stones To Launch Chocolate Bars

The Rolling Stones opened a flagship store in London last September, giving fans another reason to tell Mick Jagger "Take my money!"


Apparently trying to market to the masses, the Stones have slapped their name on a line of chocolate bars inspired by their songs.

The treats, which will only available in the store and online at the shop's official website, run around $9 per bar and include flavors like "Cherry Red", a chocolate bar filled with cherries and a milk chocolate bar called "Brown Sugar", named after their 1971 hit.


The bars go on sale this Monday.

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Music Producer Phil Spector Dead at 81

Phil Spector, the revolutionary music producer who was known for creating the orchestral "wall of sound", and later for a murder conviction, has died at 81.


Spector gave acts like the Righteous Brothers, The Ronettes, and Ike and Tina Turner an unmistakably full and pop-perfect sound during recording.  Spector's musical touch can be heard best on The Beatles' final album, Let It Be or John Lennon's Imagine.


Spector wasn't without controversy during the height of his career, with Ronettes lead vocalist Ronnie Spector accusing him of abuse during their four-year marriage, including trapping her inside their home and threatening her with guns.  Other singers like Darlene Love claimed Spector had a violent dark side.


Spector would later hit the news in 2007 when he was accused of murdering Lana Clarkson, an actress he met in 2003.  He claimed she committed suicide in front of his L.A. home; a 2009 jury found him guilty and sent him to prison for 19 years.


Spector reportedly died from COVID-19 complications while in prison.

 

 

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UPDATE: Tanya Roberts Is Still Alive, Despite Her Rep Having Said She Was Dead

This is bizarre.  Actress Tanya Roberts’ publicist and partner now say she is still alive after announcing her death on Sunday.


On Monday after the news came out that the Bond girl had died, her rep Mike Pingel then made the stunning admission that he had been mistaken.


The rep said Roberts’ longtime partner, Lance O’Brien, had informed him of her passing at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. 


She’d been hospitalized there since Christmas Eve, when she collapsed at home after walking her dog.


It’s unclear how the mistake occurred.


Inside Edition on Monday (Jan. 4) said one of its reporters was actually interviewing her partner O’Brien when he appeared to get a phone call saying the actress was alive. 


“Now, you are telling me she’s alive?” O’Brien said before breaking down in tears.
“The hospital is telling me she is alive. They are calling me from the ICU team,” O’Brien said.
While the star did not have COVID-19, she was placed on a ventilator because she was struggling to breathe. Roberts remains in ICU but the good news is she's alive.

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Bond Girl & 'That '70s Show' Star Tanya Roberts Dead at 65

Tanya Roberts, a one-time Bond girl and cult classic '80s star has died.


Tanya's rep tells TMZ, she was on a walk with her dogs on Christmas Eve and when she returned home she collapsed. She was taken to the hospital and put on a ventilator but never got better. We're told it was NOT COVID-related. Tanya died Sunday, January, 3.


In the days leading up to her collapse, Tanya appeared perfectly healthy even doing video chats for her fans.


Tanya was a go-to model and actress in her heyday, she even appeared as one of the Bond girls, Stacey Sutton, in "A View to a Kill," opposite Roger Moore.


Tanya Roberts also starred alongside Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd  in the fifth and final season of ABC's 'Charlie's Angels' in 1980.


She also played Donna Pinciotti's mom, Midge, on "That '70s Show."
Roberts is survived by her partner of 18 years Lance O'Brien, her sister Barbara and her beloved pet animals.

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